What is your Elk Arrow Setup?

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  1. mylsuhat

    mylsuhat Weekend Warrior

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    What arrow/broadhead are you shooting for Elk?

    Also, what FPS/draw/weight are you shooting?



    This will be my first time going in September and I'm just trying to decide how I want to rig out.

    My current plan is the 5mm FMJ w/ a Magnus Stinger broadhead but that's just an idea
     
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    I do not hunt Elk but plan to in the future. From my limited knowledge, that seems to me like a solid arrow choice, while some may say that speed kills, on bigger game such as elk a heavier arrow is generally the way to go. However I may be biased, considering I use a 5mm FMJ 475 grain arrow shooting only 266 fps for Whitetail in an area in which all anyone cares about is blazing speed for the most part.
     
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    My elk setup is a Elite Answer, 29” 70# shooting a 28” 5mm FMJ with BAR and 100 grain SlickTrick ViperTric. Have not run it over the chrono, I don’t care about the speed, it shoots and flies awesome. You’re on the right track and the Stinger is a great head. Have used them in the past. Don’t try to over engineer this.
     
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    Do you recommend blazer or twister vanes?

    I have always shot blazer with mechanical but I could see the advantage to twister with a fixed head and potentially further distances
     
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    Set up with Blazers. Perfect arrow flight out to 80. A well tuned bow is the answer to most problems.
     
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    Last elk hunt I had Easton Axis with 340 Spine with Slick Trick Magnums 100 grains. Total arrow weight at 425 grains.


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    This year its a BEA Spartan...lots of brass up front. Total weight 520 with Ironwills for broadheads. Humming along at 259 FPS
     
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    Killed my first elk last year with NAP killzones on FMJ 340s. I shoot an Elite Synergy @ 70# with a 28" draw. Also use NAP quick spins 2" vanes.

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    I looked at the Ironwill heads, good looking design. I just can’t cough up $30 for a head for them or Solids. Stingers will preform as well and Mike has great customer service. Still have a couple dozen, so there’s a good chance that they’ll be back on my FMJs.
     
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    I shot the Carnivore black eagles in 350 spine with Blazer vanes, and the Magnus black hornet head in a 125 grain. Total arrow weight of 415. I would like to be heaver to be honest.
     
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    This is about where I am now with my Carbon Express Mayhem Hunter and Rage. The goal is to go to a smaller diameter and heavier arrow
     
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    Black Eagle Renegade, 75gr. brass HIT insert
    Arrow weight 510gr
    Broadhead - NAP Spitfire XXX
    Draw Weight - 71lbs
    Draw Length - 29"
    Speed: 269FPS
     
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    This is where I have started my Elk arrow build. I'll see how I like them this years deer season. If anything I might go heavier.
    29" c-c 300 BE Outlaws
    125 Magnus Black Hornet Ser-Razor
    15 grain insert with a 50 grain brass screw in weight
    Bohning 3 fletch
    actually shooting 68 lbs. 29" DL out of a HOYT Defiant.




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    Gold Tip Hunter Pro 300, 50 gr insert with 125 gr broadhead. Haven't made the final decision between Kudupoints or Slicktricks. 30 1/2 inch arrows with 29 inch draw on a Hoyt Powermax at 68# Total weight 505 gr.
     
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    I bought the Iron Wills for my FMJ arrows.
     
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    scarps23 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    FMJ's here. 419 weight. Thinking about adding some weight. 100 gr Trophy taker shuttle t lock for broadhead. 31 inch draw at 60 pounds.

    Thinking about trying the DirtNap Gear D.R.T Single bevel broadhead at 125 gr.
     
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    I'm shooting a 29.25" Carbon express Maxima Hunter 350 with 100 grain slick trick magnums out of a 70 lb Bowtech REALM. Total arrow weight is 400 grain and it is shooting 305 fps
     
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    27 inch x impact 180 grain insert 125 head at 266 out of a impulse 31 at 74.5 lbs 27.5 inch draw 574 grain 26% FOC


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    BEA Spartans, 300 spine, 525 grains, 255 fps. Ironwill broadheads

    Easton ACC 390s, 470 Grains, Soild Broads, 268 fps
     
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    28.25 FMJ 340, 50 gr. brass insert,
    125 gr. ViperTrick, Flex Fletch 360,
    516 TAW, FOC 12.2, 60 lb.
     

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